Thirukural written by Thiruvalluvar consists of three books, the first book on Aram (the Way or Dharma), the second on Porul (Material or Artha) and the third on Inbam (Joy or Kama).

There are 37 chapters in the first book, the first four called Payiram or Prefactory Matter, the next twenty about Ill-Aram (the householder’s Dharma) and the next thirteen about Turavaram (the path of Renunciation). The second book on Porul contains seventy chapters, the first twenty dealing with Kings and their Duties, the succeeding thirty two chapters with the other matters concerning the State, and next thirteen, with Sundry Concerns. The third book on Inbam contains twenty five chapters, the first seven being on Pre Marital Love (Kalavu) and the next eighteen on Marital Love.

There are 133 chapters in all, each chapter contains ten distichs in the metre known as Kural and the work itself is now called by that name.

0192. பயனில பல்லார்முன் சொல்லல்

0192. Payanila Pallarmun Sollal

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    அறத்துப்பால் (Arathuppal) - Virtue
  • இயல்
    இல்லறவியல் (Illaraviyal) - Domestic Virtue
  • அதிகாரம்
    பயனில சொல்லாமை (Payanila Sollaamai)
    The Not Speaking Profitless Words
  • குறள்
    பயனில பல்லார்முன் சொல்லல் நயனில
    நட்டார்கண் செய்தலிற் றீது.
  • விளக்கம்
    ஒருவன் பயனில்லாத சொற்களைப் பலர் முன்னிலையில் சொல்லுதல், அவன் தன் நண்பரிடத்தில் அவர் விரும்பாத செயலைச் செய்வதைவிடத் தீமையுடையது.
  • Translation
    in English
    Words without sense, where many wise men hear, to pour
    Than deeds to friends ungracious done offendeth more.
  • Meaning
    To speak useless things in the presence of many is a greater evil than to do unkind things towards friends.


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